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  1. General Motors and General Automotive Topics
    Ford outlined plans to boost spending on its electrification efforts by more than a third and said it aims to have 40% of its global volume be all electric by 2030...
  2. Ford
    Looks like Chevy dealers are not alone in their EV ignorance. https://evbite.com/ford-dealership-you-cant-charge-the-mustang-mach-e-at-home/
  3. Ford
    Ford officials are looking at sales trends with joy and relief (because they, like GM after them, have decided to focus on CUV, SUVs, trucks). “The migration out of passenger cars into SUVs has accelerated,” Mark LaNeve, vice president, U.S. Marketing, Sales and Service at Ford, told the Free...
  4. VW
    "Volkswagen is reviewing whether to invest in Ford’s autonomous vehicles division, while Ford executives are considering licensing Volkswagen’s MEB electric vehicles platform," Reuters reported. https://www.freep.com/story/money/cars/2019/01/09/ford-volkswagen-detroit-auto-show/2527158002/...
  5. Ford
    Ford announced it will invest $11 billion in 16 EV's and 24 hybrids. Ford Chief Executive Jim Hackett told investors last October the automaker would slash $14 billion in costs over the next five years and shift capital investment away from sedans and internal combustion engines to...
  6. Ford
    Ford Motor Co. is testing a solar-powered electric car that’s easier to recharge than the typical plug-in, though the cost of solar panels would potentially add thousands of dollars to an already expensive vehicle...
  7. Ford
    They claim this reflash will improve real world economy number for Ford Hybrid owners. "The cars will automatically stay in electric-only mode to 85 MPH, up from 62 MPH currently Active grille shutters will now close in cold weather or when the A/C is running to warm or cool the interior...
  8. Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Competitors
    "If you're trying to get your hands on a plug-in Ford, it should soon get a little easier. Ford will more than quadrouple the number of dealers able to sell its plug-in models, the Ford Focus Electric, C-Max Energi plug-in hybrid and Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid this year." (read more...)...
  9. Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Competitors
    We have been strongly considering the purchase of a Volt for a few months now, but given my analytic nature, I know I have to consider all options for new and slightly used cars, and balance features and costs to arrive at a decision of what truly is the "best car" for us. Like many Volt...
  10. Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Competitors
    Is the Focus EV really that unpopular? Excerpt: "Who will drive it?...Almost no one, sadly (as of August, Ford has sold only 135)." I wonder what the current numbers look like.
  11. Chevy Volt General Discussion, News, and Events
    Anyone can add comments so fire away on this one.... http://blogs.wsj.com/drivers-seat/2012/11/08/fords-battery-is-gives-it-the-edge-over-prius-volt/ MrEnergyCzar
  12. Chevy Volt General Discussion, News, and Events
    Ford falls to second to last place while GM’s Chevy Volt had above-average reliability for the second-consecutive year, Consumer Reports said. I don't have a subscription (dropped it after the early CR Volt bashing), so I don't have the detailed list...
  13. Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    Better hurry and get your HOV/Carpool stickers...the 2013 Ford C-Max Energi and Fusion Energi have just been added to the list of eligible vehicles! Just joking (about hurrying)--the Green Clean Air Vehicle Stickers are available to the first 40,000 applicants and there have been 5,600 stickers...
  14. Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    I was just looking over the new Ford C-Max. (Coming this fall). It is a Crossover vehicle. It will come in two versions: The less expensive version will be a conventional hybrid. It uses an Atkinson cycle engine. The second version will be a Plugin Hybrid similar to Volt. They claim the...
  15. Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Competitors
    Ford may be coming late to the electrified vehicle party, but as housewarming gifts, it said yesterday its Focus Electric will offer a class-leading 100 mile per gallon equivalent (MPGe), and its two C-MAX hybrids are ready to take on the Volt and Prius. Mentioning other competitors they edge...
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